UPDATE: See below for the “finished draft” too…This is for the Ecstatic Engines steampunk antho for Solaris, but I’m philosophical about its chances. For one thing, it’s hot off the grill. For another, it’s basically an anti-steampunk story, so it might not fit. Either way, I’m excited to have a new story done. Either the steampunk antho will take it, or someone else will. Thanks to Ann, Cat Rambo, and Matt Staggs for taking a look at it this morning.
So now I’m in second-third revision stages on what was “The Thing from the Sea” and then “Entrapment,” excerpted on this blog earlier. Only it’s called “Fixing Hanover” at this point, and it’s in present tense, because this better supports the story as a whole, including the ending.
Here’re the differences between the first and second draft versions of the beginning. Some aspects of second draft might be flensed back out in third draft. We’ll see.